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Overlooks - GUERNSEY
 

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Overlooks - GUERNSEY

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Guernsey State Park was designed and constructed to take advantage of the the beautiful and scenic vistas of the area. The entire park has picture worthy panoramas but there are historical Civilian Conservation Corps structures and features that were specifically constructed to provide spectacular observation points of the canyons and river of the the park.

The Castle, the Museum, Brimmer Point Overlook and miles of hiking trails were all built to provide a striking vantage point of this special area. Lake Side Drive, with it many pull-off areas, runs along the entire eastern shoreline of the reservoir and provides spectacular views of the lake and the canyon.

 

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  • The entire park provides scenic vista opportunities from the Castle and other special features on the west side of the lake to the Museum and the scenic drive along the eastern shoreline of the reservoir on Lake Side Drive.
  • The spillway overlook of the Guernsey Dam is a special place to see when the full lake is spilling through this narrow passage each summer.
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The park and its scenic features are open all year around.

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All users of Guernsey State Park must have the appropriate SPHS&T daily and overnight permits.

 

 

 
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Site Status

 

 

Reclamation Announces End of Season Operation of Guernsey Reservoir

9/8/17:

  • Bureau of Reclamation will begin drawing down Guernsey Reservoir on the evening of Monday, September 11th.
  • The boat ramps will slowly become unuseable.
  • Reclamation advises all watercraft be removed by September 13th. 

Glendo and Guernsey state parks have banned open fires until further notice. Click here to find out more!

Only propane cooking appliances can be used. 

 

The annual Guernsey Reservoir silt run will begin the evening of July 4 and the boat ramps are expected to no longer be usable by July 8.

Guernsey State Park is open all year.

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Hours

 
  • Guernsey State Park is open all year. Since we do have overnight camping the park is open 24 hours per day with the appropriate permits.
  • The Guernsey Museum is a seasonal facility that is open from May 1st through September 30. Visitors may visit the Museum between the hours of 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m..

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